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you so much. [applause] >> from the fourth annual boston book festival, a panel entitled the triumph of the city, featuring edward glaeser. it's about an hour, 15. >> good afternoon and thank you very much for coming to this auditorium today. let me introduce myself, i'm bob oakes from morning edition on wb, ur, boston's npr news station. [applause] thank you. thank you. i'm sure some of you are saying, wow, that's bob oakes? this. [laughter] i thought he was taller, i thought he was thinner, i thought he had more hair, and, you know, the funny thing is that all those things were true last week. [laughter] let me thank all of you for coming here this afternoon and thank the boston book festival for having us. don't they do a nice job? isn't this a atlantic event? -- a terrific event? [applause] let's also thank the plymouth rock foundation for sponsoring this particular session and say that without their generosity, it would be hard to put on events like this that add to the cultural life that we all enjoy in this great city, so thanks to them. [applause] and in a way that's what we'
. now he wants to do the same thing to the boston,. that is a terrible idea. a boston journalist. so how did you save it? >> well, you have to make the park great if it is going to attract private funding. security, sanitation. whole cultural. a lot of programming to a draw people into the park at off hours. it's always safe. the best safety is not that tough security. john: the businesses around the park to cough up the money. and since 1996 we have not as the city government for a single dollar. john: it sounds good to me. the park looks great. what's wrong. >> well, the park looks good, but it could be better, and it could be publi john: what is so wrong with sucking money from private businesses? >> it goes into private pockets. john: so what? >> is very good to use, for dan to use the public land for running a private business or rent apart where all year round there is commercial revenue from renting in up to businesses. he keeps all that money. people don't realize that. i was in the park yesterday. i walked around and did a survey i asked 20 people if they thought this money was
in this presidential campaign. >> we are here at the national press club. >> from the fourth annual boston book festival a panel entitled "what's next for women?" featuring anita hill, hanna rosin and madeleine kunin. this is about an hour. >> good morning, everyone. such a pleasure to see you all here at what is absolutely one of my favorite events in the city every year, the boston book festival. my name is meghna chakrabarti. i cohost radio boston on wbur. [applause] >> thank you very much. first and foremost if you don't listen to the show i will give a famous pluck him 3 p.m. monday through friday. wbur is very proud to be a presenting partner for boston the festival because the spirit that brings literally tens of thousands of us together on a day like this inquiry, investigation, exploration, love of learning and literature. it's a natural combination for the city of boston. so i'm very, very honored and proud to be here today, especially for this panel. and before i introduce the three amazing women who are sitting to my right, a couple quick reminders to one is that cell phones, if you
, booktv takes you to the fourth annual boston book festival for a panel called the future of reading. this is about an hour, 15 minutes. >> good afternoon. my name is amy ryan, president of the boston public library, and it is an honor and a pleasure to welcome you to the boston public library for the boston book festival. first of all, i'd like the to thank all the staff and particularly deborah porter, the executive director and founder of the boston book festival, for this amazing lineup this weekend of content-rich programs. [applause] so you can imagine my intense interest in this program, the future of reading, and all of us in the library world are. so i'm looking forward to hearing your comments. and what i'd like to do now is introduce the moderator. [applause] >> it's my pleasure to be here, and i'd like to start by thanking debbie and her team for putting on such a great event. it's been wonderful to spend the day here. it's very exciting for me to be on this particular panel because it cuts to the heart of what this event is all about, reading and what the future of readi
. >>> a natural gas explosion damaged 17 building. it happened in the city of springfield west of boston. someone at a strip club smelled gas and that club was leveled. among the injured were police, but they are expected to be okay. >>> it's the second day of protest sins the president signed against demonstrations. >> still a lot of people out here. about 30 tents, which is an indication many of these protesters want to be here for awhile. it's not clear how long they're going to stay here. when you talk to temperature them they seem determine today speak out. >> it's throwing the low system out of the scene totally. >> news conferences on saturday were opposed to mr. moore. they're calling for a nationwide judges strike opposing faction called for a 1 million man protest on tuesday. the brother hood calls for a 1 million man protest too. some critical time here. >>> life along the gaza strip seems to be calm. stores are beginning to open. >>> the editor of a irish nan newspapers who printed topless photos of kate middleton sun bathing in the south of france. it was a go test innovatio
43. buffalo this morning is at 31. new york city is right at 34. boston at the freezing mark. certainly feels a lot more like winter after a lot of those record-breaking high days. you get the cold passing over the warmer water of the lakes, traverse city, lake-effect snow. pittsburgh had some accidents with the snow. that all passed. we got another system to talk about that could bring some rain changing over to snow, watch this thing, it's a low pressure system develops off the coast, it will shove moisture up the coast, an icy mix on tuesday for the big places like new york city, close to d.c., they'll be close to it there, north and west of the city, once you get into the higher elevations it will be snow. if you want to stay warm and toasty you have to go to the coast. that's the big picture. you . >> it's about this time of year when i start to get really jealous, the nick pictures that come in from venice florida. thank you, linda, for that. a waxi ining gibbous moon. that's a beautiful shot from chicago. please find me on twitter. coming up, it's a big travel day and
university, georgia state university, boston university, professor of religion, eight years. chairman of the department of religion, one year and currently. newspapers and magazines, contributor to "new york times" magazine, the "wall street journal," slate.com, salon.com. author, three books on religion include ""american jesus," how the son of god became a national icon." hobbies: painful, of the boston red sox, diehard fan, a passion which introduced him to, quote, grand theological themes that woul later preoccupy him including why a good god would allow such an evil team as the new york yankees to win so many world series, unquote. besides baseball, tennis. stephen richard prothero. >> stephen richard prothero, your father is also a physician, is that right? >> that's correct. >> did he see the motion picture by mel gibson? >> he did. >> what did he have to say about that? >> he found a real human being wouldn't survive 20 minutes into the movie because it's so violent, there's such brutality is brought o on jesus' body and not realistic from a medical perspective. >> meang he w
, places like chicago o'hare, san francisco rounding out the top five, laguardia and boston, logan. 6 chicago and l.a.x. have gone back and forth, but it's bessier out there. what about the roads? how do those look? >> we'll see a lot of people come blaining. we receive a lot of reports about car rentals being very, very difficult. car rentals got scooped up. so now as people prepare to travel on traffic they find it very difficult. having said that many are traveling between wednesday and sunday. a lot of people are i troog to find alternative ways home, buses, cars, trans. stay safe out there. >> did you ever travel on thaf thanksgiving? >> i did. it's tough for us to go back home as journalists. >> news never stops. >> right. >> was it a tough commute? >> it was pretty tough. i ee going home on chrome this time around an i'm not looking forward to that. >> we'll call you up. all right, nick. thank you very much for that update. >>> her name has been mengsd as a possible successor to hillary clinton as secretary of state, but before she can be confirmed, u.n. ambassador susan rice h
the ranks of usama bin laden and the notorious boston crime lord, james whitey bollinger: a manhunt comes to a close with police arresting a man suspected of opening fire inside a target store in suburban denver yesterday in aurora and the "denver post" reporting police are holding a 33-year-old man facing a string of charges including robbery and attempted homicide. police say a man wearing a ski mask walked into the target store last night and fired a single shot into the ceiling. >> i seen my people run, just dashing out, and somebody came out there and started shaking me and it was like, call 911, there has been a shooting and i thought he was playing around until i seen everybody start running out of the store. >> it was someone acting stupid with a gun and, thankfully, you know, i don't think he got away with anything. >> harris: fortunately nobody was hurt. here's the context and maybe aurora, colorado sounds familiar to you, because, in july 12 people died inside a movie theatre when a beggunman went o rampage. investigators are on the scene trying to figure out what caused a mass
fire was in boston. 100 firefighters were called in to battle the flames. they were hurt when part of the building collapsed. several dozen were displaced and the cause of that fire is still under investigation. >>> 101 people died in a fire at a bangladesh garment factory that had no emergency exits. >> they tried to escape the flames bring jumping from the building. it started at this building operated by tasmine factories. they lack safety measures. >>> here in the united states. three maintenance workers are being treated for a serious injuries after the state department in washington d.c., they were working on ductwork when the fire sparked up yesterday morning. one suffered life-threatening injuries. the other two are seriously hurt but expected to survive. the building was evacuated for a short time. >>> the white house and cok may have reached a deal. they have a few weeks to reach the deal before the country falls over the fiscal cliff. we are updated as lawmakers return to washington this week from their holiday break. >> reporter: after meeting with president obama befor
's not my problem. seven news -- they take the news of the purchase back in the news arrives in boston so boston is the federalist territory. austin is the opposition that would surely want to deprive jefferson of any such tyamck and the way they signaled their opposition to the purchases they set off a fireworks display in celebration. this was not a controversial thing in american politics. american politicians were enthusiastic about this. the senate's starts to debate whether the ratification of the trade and treaty and the only obstacle arises is that jefferson himself gives strict instructions of the abuse of the power of government led him to play the federal government does not have the power to acquire territory. he starts to him and hans is needed constitutional amendment to give the government this power. napoleon who had overthrown -- >> host: and institutionalist. >> guest: not likely to be impressed and he starts making arguments. i will just revoke the treaty. it's not even ratified yet. madison comes to jefferson -- >> host: who is the secretary of state. >> guest: madison
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this morning is at 31. new york city is right at 34. boston at the freezing mark. so it's almost like a third of the nation is at the same temperature. upper 20s and low 30s. certainly feels a lot more like winter after a lot of those record-breaking high type of days. you get the cold passing over the relatively warmer water of the lakes. and that's why you have more in traverse city, lake-effect snow. some more too for buffalo and syracuse. part of the system had a little snow. pittsburgh had some accidents but that has all passed. now it's just going to be focused in on lake effect. we have another system to talk about that could bring rain changing over to snow. watch this thing. it's a low pressure system develops off the coast, it will shove moisture up toward the coast and that's why i think an icy mix on tuesday for the big places like new york city, close to d.c., they'll be close to it there, north and west of the city, once you get into the higher elevations, it will be snow. so we'll be watching out for that. and if you want to stay warm and toasty, you have to go to the southwest
it comes to these issues? what is interesting is, recently in boston, they reached their agreement on the teacher's union contract and have been fighting over it for the past two years. their contract the day disagree to in boston is very similar to what is on the table in chicago. -- the agreed to in boston is very similar to what is on the table in chicago. at the end of the day, no kids lost time out of the classroom. we're at the point now where we need to evaluate these educational proposals based on one simple yardstick. will this help a child learn? if the answer is yes, we should be for it. if the answer is no, but we should be against it. what will it take to change the dynamic? the solutions lie in accountability and quality teachers and autonomy. one of the solutions is also apparent choice. the more parents step up and speak out and pressure the system to change, the more than have to respond. the fallacy is that we expect that bureaucracies will reform themselves from within. i do not know about you, but in my spirit, i do not know an example of any bureaucracy -- expe
. if successful the program will quickly expand to other major cities including boston, chicago, and new york. the experiment they're calling metro post is projected to generate 10 to $50 million in new revenue over the next year. you have got to ask yourself why are you doing and only now? leak to the party. $15.9 billion annual loss, by comparison fedex chose the $2 million profit. holiday sales, we're talking holiday shopping, and fedex is doing well, officially kicks off a holiday shopping season so with a look at the hottest toys for your kids or grandkids is the senior editor for retailing. thanks for coming on the show today. really appreciate it. i want to get to these toys in the second but let's talk about the best place to buy them online or in the real world? >> they have the in-store option, those are the big retailers for toys. either way, whenever. what is happening now, this sort of omni channel approach where retailers have an online arm and sales are across the board pretty even. whatever works for you. some people like to touch and feel and some stay home in their pajamas s
was in city hall in boston 44 years ago complaining about people who wanted a swimming pool in a neighborhood and they complaining because the dump trucks were coming in and out digging out the swimming pool and it was bothering them, and i complained to an old security council. he said, hey, kid, ain't you heard the muse? everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. i think that's what i get from too many of constituents. they want us to cut the deficit, but don't raise my taxes and don't cut this and don't cut that and expand this and expand that. we do our best, and i'm not troubled by our inability to do what some of the them want us to do, which is impossible. >> i'm a little troubled sometimes by the thoughtlessness of some people who are quick to criticize anybody without differentiating between those who trying to do their best, but elts hard to argue with american people generally when they look to washington and see the mess that we're in right now. it is also true, as everyone here has said, that so many extent that reflects the will of the american people who want it
of college and got a job in my home town of boston at a telephone -- television station. they needed somebody to sweep the floors and i grabbed it right away. i was the lowest form of life and the television station. they were giving the last slice of cake to my cameraman's dog before me. i think that is important in a couple of ways. you get to do everything. when i was doing the low-level job, i was able to observe everything. i was able to watch everything. i think humility is a big part of the news business. we are just reporters. it is another thing that it's anotherin our world as the star system. anger people have become stars. -- anchor people have become stars. you might be less than you think you are going to be at some point, that is actually a good thing. but the yourself in terms of being able to learn everything you can around the. i was watching because they had a radio station. i got to work for them and write to their copy for free in my spare time. my job was enough to pay the rent. my first editorial job, i did not get paid for it. it was a great experience. it turned into
-- >> vulnerable to homelessness. >> exactly. there was a story in the boston globe had weekend about the rising number of homeless seniors in the boston area. so we're talking about issues that are sort of across the board issues for women and across the life spani issues fo women. we're also talking about issues that are sometimes regional. because the cost of housing varies region to region. >> yeah. >> i think what we have to do is stop looking at women when we see a crisis. we've got to start looking at the reality of our experience as you say in a holistic manner throughout our election cycle and not simply wait until there's something catastrophic. >> this point of the election cycle. as soon as we come back, i want to talk about one of the this ings that happened during this cycle, women made their voices heard and one of the strongest women in the country may be a woman in the senate. who is she? that's next. thrget 3 yearsgiving weekend, interest-free financing and save up to $600 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get 3 years interest-free financing on serta icomfort and tempur-pedi
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